Tuesday, May 22, 2012

THe Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Former Fukushima Worker Says Japan Will Have To Be Evacuated If Reactor#4 Spent Fuel Rod Pool Collapses...

With the world focused on other matters, including the financial crisis in Europe, and the fraud election campaign going on in the United States, many people quickly forget that we still have a world threatening crisis going on right now with the crippled reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan.

For this article, I want to focus on a new and very disturbing statement, that comes from the website: ENE News, at www.enenews.com, where a former reactor worker has come forward and flat out said that if the spent fuel pool at failed Reactor #4 collapses, then the entire nation of Japan will have to be evacuated! 

First, I want to present that ENE News report right here for my own readers to view for themselves, and as usual I have my own comments to follow:
 

Former Fukushima Daiichi Worker: ‘I believe the country will be evacuated if No. 4 fuel pool collapses’ — ‘Should be hundreds or thousands of people working furiously every day’

Published: May 22nd, 2012 at 3:44 pm ET
By ENENews

Chris Canine has 15 years experience as a Health Physics Technician, Chemist and Radiation Safety Instructor. He has worked at over 20 plants throughout the United States, Japan and Mexico — including Fukushima #1 and #2 in the late 1970′s.

On May 15, 2012 he wrote:
There are several reasons why I believe the country will be evacuated if the #4 SFP collapses. The amount of radioactive material in the fuel pool dwarfs the total amount at Chernobyl by a factor of 5 to 10. Chernobyl’s core was still mostly contained in a building (although heavily damaged), and most of the radioactive material melted downward and became lava like. If #4 SFP collapses it will be lying on the completely open ground, probably going critical on and off in portions of the pile for years. The dose rate from this pile will make dropping sand or anything from the air much more lethal than anything at Chernobyl. And probably impossible. The entire site at Fukushima will be uninhabitable and unworkable because of the dose rate coming from this pile of fuel. That means there will be no control of the other fuel pools, and we could lose control of them. Nuclear experts will soft sell the ramifications because that is how the industry works. When the experts “have concerns” about the situation at #4 that means they are pooping their pants. My experience at Fukushima was 30 years ago. I worked in the industry for about 15 years as a health physics technician. I was also referred to as a “nuclear gypsy” because I traveled from plant to plant working outages. That meant I was always in the middle of the hottest jobs in the heart of the plant. The engineers will talk about this part or that part of a plant, but I have been all those places wearing full gear.
He later noted: “No reasonable person with my type experience would question my conclusion if any of the fuel pools collapse. There should be hundreds or thousands of people working furiously every day to get the buildings fortified and the fuel moved.

NTS Notes:  This statement again reinforces all of my previous reports about the dire situation at Fukushima Japan.   I again am deeply disturbed that there has not been any emergency rush by nations around the planet to prevent a world wide catastrophe from taking place!

I can see a call for a general evacuation of Japan if this crisis reaches its worse case scenario.  But I have one very troubling question:  Where are the some 175 Million Japanese going to go?  There is no country on Earth that right now can absorb that many refugees, and it is bad enough that the logistics of moving and resettling this unheard of amount of evacuees has never been tried before in the history of mankind...

I have said it before, and I will say it again... All the criminals that run our governments around the world can continue to bicker like children and ignore this catastrophe until it is too late.   If, and most probably WHEN the fuel pool at reactor#4 comes crashing down, then their bickering will be moot, because many of their own citizens could be dying a very painful death from radiation poisoning!

I again call on everyone to go after their leadership in their own nations and tell them to stop their petty and sick childish behaviours, and concentrate their resources on finding a solution for this crisis, and quick.   The world should not be waiting any longer...

More to come

NTS

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